BALDWIN AND DARDEN. A discussion on the plight of Black Americans by James Baldwin with R.H. Darden, introduced by comedian Dick Van Dyke. BROADCAST: KPFK, 1 Apr. 1968.(60 min.) BB4514 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: baldwin, darden, dyke, pacifica, kpfk, racism
Barbed Wire Man, produced by Ellen Jaffe and Gene Endres. When & Where: Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Recorded: 9 Aug. 1968. Description: Excerpts from a rally protesting maltreatment of migrant workers, planned by the students of Connecticut College's Summer Program in the Humanities. (91 min.) BB3885 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: connecticut, migrant, worker, maltreatment, barbed, jaffe, endres, pacifica
University of Winnipeg Global College Human Rights and Social Justice Conference February 23-25, 2007 –– Friday, February 23, 2007 Marianne Mollman Bill Pace Allan Rock Hillel Neuer Topic: human rights, social justice
Audio recording of the "Structured Creativity Conference" session held in Hampshire, UK in June 1984. British American Tobacco (BAT) marketing and product development personnel discuss approaches to push their product in light of future marketing constraints and social pressure towards a smoke-free society. Employees present several proposal including low sidestream smoke cigarettes and nicotine inhalers. Also includes a derogatory discussion of intended consumers in developing... Topics: tobacco, cigarette, cigarette design, filter, smoker, marketing, advertising, retail outlet,...
The Battle for Hue / reported by Dale Minor. News reports on the fighting in and around Hue during the Tet offensive. Recorded in Da Nang, South Vietnam, 22 Feb. 1968. Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. BB1327 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: tet, vietnam, pacifica, minor, hue, da nang, war
James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963. Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes. Topics: Lenny Bruce, Pacifica, Comedy
Allen Ginsberg telling a Pacifica Reporter about getting tear-gassed: ALLEN GINSBERG: (CROWD NOISE) ...was gas and I think smoke bombs, too. We weren't close enough, believe me, to see exactly what they were doing. REPORTER: Well, what did you hear? Explosions and - GINSBERG: Gas grenades, mostly gas grenades and they were coming motorized. They weren't walking. Some were walking, some were, uh, riding, either three-wheeled motorcycles or motorcycles, or even cars, I don't know. I don't know.... Topics: Allen Ginsberg, Pacifica, Chicago Riots. 1968, riots, gassing
Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970. Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
Series of talks about the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes statements by Robert Lowell, John Kenneth Galbraith, Tom Hayden, Jeremy Lardner, and Murray Thompson. Topics: Robert Lowell, John Kenneth Galbraith, Tom Hayden, Jeremy Lardner, Murray Thompson, 1968 Democratic...
Be Brave Bold Robot - Indie folk-pop group Be Brave Bold Robot has a new record coming out called "Take a Deep Breath." Today on Insight, the band is especially known for the distinctive lyrics of leader, singer and songwriter Dean Haakenson. Advice Goddess - Advice columnist and author Amy Alkon is on a campaign against "Me! Me! Me!" It's the subject of her book "I See Rude People: One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners into Impolite Society." The Spokes -... Topics: Insight, Capital Public Radio, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Be Brave Bold Robot, Take a Deep...
The artist discusses his art and technology project, which consists of sound-activated Louisiana mud and his idea that art will humanize technology. A very unusual recording, with many parts difficult to understand... audio art at its finest! 34 minutes. Topic: Robert Rauschenberg
Review of the Arab-Israeli conflicts that followed the creation of the state of Israel and the 1956 Israeli-French-British invasion of Egypt. 1972. Topics: Palestine, Middle East, Israel, Pacifica Radio
Decisions of great consequence, often matters of life and death, are decided by juries. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with a judge, a jury consultant, lawyers, and other experts about how juries are selected, what goes on in deliberations, and what you should know before you serve. We'll also hear recent recommendations to improve the jury system. Topics: jury duty, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. The talk is introduced by Ujean Uwaymah[sp?] and Sanchez is introduced by Diana Sanchez, student president of the AWSC. On this tape, Sanchez reads from her paper "Social... Source: WBAI
Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. On this tape, Sanchez relates a tale from her father about Black pilots in the '40s. and makes an urgent plea for education to empower young people to meet today's realities.... Source: WBAI
University of Winnipeg Global College Human Rights and Social Justice Conference February 23-25, 2007 --- February 24, 2007 Irwin Cotler Paul Heinbecker Topic: human rights, social justice, public policy
Talk Nation Radio for January 5, 2011 Ben Adler on RNC Conservatives, Media, and Primaries: The Nation Magazine election writer takes us through Iowa, New Hampshire, S. Carolina, and beyond. Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT: 29:00 Music by Fritz Heede What did the media ask Republican Presidential candidates, what was left out? The Nation Magazine's Ben Adler looks at Iowa, New Hampshire and S. Carolina with an eye toward what could be asked of the candidates, what they are really saying.... Topics: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Caronlina, Conservative Republican...
Benjamin J. "Ben" Legere, 1887-1972, actor, playwright, and labor leader in both the American and Canadian Labor movements as an I.W.W. organizer and as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union, discusses his life. This recording is likely source material used for the series "Reminiscences of a Rebel: the autobiography of Benjamin J. Legere," which broadcast on WBAI in October 1966 (from KPFA). Source: KPFA
"This is a sound recording of Benito Mussolini as he read Italy's declaration of war against Great Britain and France. The recording is in Italian."National Archives Identifier: 2174239http://research.archives.gov/description/2174239 Topics: WWII, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, World War,...
byFederal Communications Commission. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service
"This sound recording of a Berlin broadcast to Allied forces contained the war news report "Surpassing the Enemy's Head Start" by Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels; "Home Sweet Home" read by a Nazi commentator; and a program consisting of American music and comments by "Midge," Mildred Elizabeth Gillars, an American citizen dubbed "Axis Sally" by the American military."National Archives Identifier: 2292468 Topics: WWII, Old Time Radio, Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Gillars,...
Poet Bernadette Mayer (1945 - ) reads selections from her two recent books, "Utopia" and "Mid-Winter Day" at the Ear Inn in NYC on June 7th, 1986. Mark Weiss introduces her. She reads "Dear amended return acknowledgee" (00:01:28), "The tragic condition of the Statue of Liberty" (00:02:50); "People get ready blow ups happen, or Mikhail Gorbachev's premature ejaculation"(00:04:52); "The presence of one who sometimes leaves a place"... Source: WBAI
Best of Insight 2014 - Authors Includes authors Patricia Shultz, "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" Tim Rymel, "Going Gay" Paula Treick DeBoard, "The Fragile World" and "The Mourning Hours" Ken White, "Getaway Day" Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, best of Insight,...
Description: Kevin Burke from People's Theatre at KPFA interviews Martin Worman and Scrumbly Koldewyn from the Cockettes, the early '70s San Francisco-based drag and theater troupe. Worman and Koldewyn discuss the history of the Cockettes, including their forming under the direction of Hibiscus and their first big show in June 1970 at Hollywood Babylon. They discuss the tensions within the group regarding their performance style and direction. Koldewyn discusses the group's... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Blacks--Political activity,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton and her "Hound Dog Blues Band" perform at the Museum of Modern Art's "Jazz in the Garden" series on July 22, 1971. The first eight minutes of the recording are a warm-up by Thornton's backing band. David Giorgio introduces Thornton and her band. On this portion of the tape she performs "Mother-in-Law Blues"; "Rock Me Baby"; "Shake, Rattle and Roll"; "Hound Dog"; and "Swing on Home, Big... Source: WBAI
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton and her "Hound Dog Blues Band" perform at the Museum of Modern Art's "Jazz in the Garden" series on July 22, 1971. The first few minutes are of crowd noise, followed by her band warming up. She performs "Black Angel Blues"; "Ball and Chain"; "I Don't Want Nobody But You"(?); "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand"; "Oh Happy Day"; "Down by the Riverside"; "That Lucky Old... Source: WBAI
Bike-boy: two superstars Bruce Haines and George McKittrich; interviewed by Claire Clouzot and Lee Meyerzove, 1968. Two actors discuss their experiences in making Andy Warhol's film. (55 min.) BB5249 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: warhol, clouzot, meyerzove, mckittrich, haines, film, pacifica
Bill Champlin, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and leader of the legendary Bay Area funk and jazz band The Sons of Champlin, joins host Jeffrey Callison to perform live and talk about the band's forthcoming CD. The Sons of Champlin perform April 29 and 30, 7:30 pm, at the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento. 916-457-7553 You won't believe the things people try to get away with. Joseph Decker was a Special Investigator for the State Farm Insurance Company in Los Angeles, and a supervisor at State... Topics: Bill Champlin, Insurance Fraud, Joseph Decker, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Bill Curry, CT Vote, Craig Holman of Public Citizen on Federal Complaint against Crossroads Talk Nation Radio for November 4, 2010 Bill Curry, CT Vote, Chris Holman of Public Citizen on Federal Complaint against Crossroads Plus headline news about CT Governorâs Race, itâs Malloy, AP says at last.. Indy Media in CT calls Governorâs Race, AP missesâ¦ Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT:29:49 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Craig Holman of Public... Topics: Bill Curry on CT Congressional Race, 2010, Chris
ARCHIVE NUMBER: PZ0047.01 Guns, Weapons: The Right to Bear Arms. Ten of thousands of people are killed every year in the United States by guns. Hundreds of thousands are wounded. Countless others are threatened by them. Are all these deaths and injuries the price we must pay to preserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Or does the Second Amendment only guarantee that right to a specifically organized militia? Produced by David Selvin. Executive Produced by Adi Gevins. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Second Amendment, gun control, right to bear arms, bill of rights radio education project
Musician/composer Bill Vanaver in concert at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 19, 1972. Vanaver begins with two folk songs for banjo, Rambling hobo and Jordan is a hard road to travel; on the Georgian tambura, Vanaver plays a lezginka, a traditional dance of the Caucasus region; on guitar, The walker in the snow, Down to the depot, and Sammy's bar (written by Cyril Tawney); an a cappella rendition of a Macedonian folk song, Planino Pirin (with Livia Drapkin on vocals); on banjo, The story... Topics: MUSIC, Bill Vanaver, Folk music--Europe, Eastern
Bill Vanaver in concert at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 19, 1972, featuring folk and exotic songs performed on the tambura, the lazlyra[sp?], the Bulgarian fiddle and the Macedonian guitar. Part 2 of the evening starts with Vanaver on guitar accompanied by audience foot-stomping; on guitar, Which side are you on, The money crop (by Malvina Reynolds); a Macedonian folk melody played on a Bulgarian lyra; on the Greek laouto, a traditional Cretan sousta and 1940 (by Giannis Markopoulos); a... Topics: MUSIC, Bill Vanaver, Folk music--Europe, Eastern
Pt 1. Bill Sokel interviews Bill Wallace, former National Security Agency employee and currently from the Center for National Security Studies about the activities of the National Security Agency. Pt 2. Ralph Nader talks about public apathy to the CIA disclosures. Broadcast on KPFK, May 30, 1975. Source: KPFK
Radio interview with Billie Jean King about the Virginia Slims of Florida tennis tournament that was held for the first time in Miami. Also includes reports about the Orange Bowl (not related to tobacco). Topics: tobacco, cigarette, female, athlete, sports sponsorship, radio
Biography in Sound was an hour-long documentary radio program that was produced and broadcast in the 1950s. It's one of the best examples of radio excellence - the production is exemplary and I find every episode to be compelling. It's one of my favorites; I don't understand why it isn't more well known! Each episode featured multiple guests, who often were peers or friends of the person who was the featured subject. For example, the show on Hemingway features Mickey Spillane, Gary Cooper, Al... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Biography in Sound, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965, Old Time Radio, Winston Churchill, OTR,...
Kris Welch interviews Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African activist and the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Welch mentions his book, "Rainbow People of God : Making of a Peaceful Revolution" which is a chronological documentary collection of his speeches, sermons, and letters from 1976 to 1994. Source: KPFA